Child holding hands over their face after being abused by a negligent daycare in Texas

What Is a Daycare Lawsuit in Texas?

Daycare lawsuits arise when a child is abused, harmed, or neglected while under the supervision of a daycare facility. Parents pursue these legal actions for two primary reasons: to hold the facility accountable for the mistreatment of their child and to prevent similar incidents from occurring to other children in the future.

Lawsuits often result from a daycare violating safety regulations, ranging from negligence to actively abusing and harming a child. These safety rules are designed to prevent such incidents, and if they occur, you may be entitled to pursue legal action.

Will the State of Texas Still Investigate if We Pursue Action Against a Daycare?

The state of Texas will conduct its own investigation. They often conduct an investigation to see if any criminal offenses have been made, like physical harm to a child. Additionally, the state investigates to see if daycare safety standards have been violated. However, neither of these avenues allows the actual victims, which are the child and the child's parents, to feel as though the daycare has been held truly accountable for their actions. That is where a daycare lawsuit comes into play. Find out how to hold the daycare responsible for your child's injury.

What Damages Can Be Recovered from Texas Daycare Injury Cases?

When we pursue a case against a daycare, we are often seeking restitution for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, and physical impairment. We prepare every aspect of the case to show the true impact of the injury and the resulting damages on the family, the parents, and the child in their everyday lives.

Each case is different, and the injuries affect each child and their family differently. Thus, we make sure to independently analyze each injury and the effect it has had on the family. For example, in some cases where the child has been left in a dark closet or outside alone for hours, the child will have severe separation anxiety and abandonment issues. It may not show itself in physical ways, except possibly wetting the bed or crying uncontrollably, but these are signs of a serious injury. An injury does not only have to be a broken bone or a brain injury. Injuries can be emotional and psychological as well.

If your child is receiving or has received medical treatment for daycare injuries, you may have to pay your medical insurance provider back, as the fault of the injury was caused by a third party. This is called subrogation or reimbursement. We handle this as it is complex and can be time-consuming--there are often a lot of hoops to jump through.

Learn More About The Button Law Firm's Experience with Handling Daycare Abuse Cases in Texas

There are several reasons why The Button Law Firm goes after abusive daycare facilities.  First, we pursue these cases to ensure that proper safety systems are put in place so it doesn't happen to another child. Second, we make sure that our clients receive closure after their child has suffered a serious injury.

Russell grew up in a household where both his parents worked full-time. As a result of this, he went to daycare and after-school programs throughout much of his childhood. When he became a trial lawyer, he wanted to make sure that all parents who put their kids in daycare would have peace of mind that those facilities were safe and staffed with qualified childcare providers. The Button Law Firm will not stop until all daycare facilities put safety over profits and take care of children just as well as parents or guardians would.

Was Your Child Injured at a Dallas or Texas Daycare?

If your child has been harmed by a Dallas daycare facility, reach out to us at 214-699-4409. Our Texas daycare negligence team is ready to handle all of your needs and answer any questions you may have. You can also fill out our Contact Us form with any questions you may have. If your child is hurt, the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal complications of suing a childcare facility. Let us guide you through that process so you can focus on your child’s health and your family.

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.